SkillStorm Increased Cyber Resources Tenfold in 5 Months For F500
A Fortune 500 multinational professional services company aimed to create sustainable, inclusive economic growth for its clients and communities. However, to fulfill the economic growth needs of their clients, this integrator was in dire need of specialist resources that were certified and could start work immediately and require no additional training within 5 months, including recruiting and training.
Quick Project Stats
How do we eﬃciently deliver trained resources to the client that ﬁll the skills gap sustainably?
How SkillStorm Can Help
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November 2021 – Pilot
SkillStorm sparked the integrator’s interest with 5 preliminary resources by repurposing Java Developers and training them in the basics of Cyber.
December 2021- February 2022, Round One
SkillStorm created a much more complex 12-week project-based, customized lab environment with a core curriculum
speciﬁcally for this ﬁrm’s project needs with a 30-person cohort. They specialized in IAM, SIEM, and Threat Resiliency.
February – March 2022, Round Two
In Round 2, we focused on delivering 20 resources tailored to a SOC/Network Analyst role in 8 weeks.
Our accelerated tech programs at SkillStorm are so precisely catered to the requirements of our clients that our Stormers
start contributing value right away. We arranged weekly meetings with leading project managers from this F500 firm to
continually collaborate and mold our candidates to the exact Cyber requirements the firm was looking for. The following
tailored programs, which launched in Q1 2022, were designed by SkillStorm based on the tech requirements of the firm
In Round 1, we developed three specialist roles in a 12-week program, delivering 30 resources specializing in IAM, SIEM,
and Threat Resiliency.
IAM: Azure, Azure Active Directory, AD Connect, FIDO2, SSO
SIEM: Splunk, SOAR
Threat Resiliency: Crowdstrike, Tanium
SOC/Network Analyst: Oracle Cloud, NDR, IDS/IPS,
WAF, BurpSuite, Splunk, ForcePoint DLP, EDR with
Crowdstrike, Network Security and Zscaler
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Clarifying Job Requirements
We specifically asked what the firm’s job requirements were to customize the curriculum to tailor the talent to the job. We asked, What jobs are you looking at? What roles do you need to fill in your projects? What is the skills gap? When do you need these spots filled? How many candidates are needed to specialize in each role? In this situation, the firm had an immediate need for resources trained in Splunk and SOAR (SIEM) and two different cloud hosting platforms, Azure and Oracle.
With this information, our engineers designed training curricula specifically for the precise stack each project needed. Once approved, we could start building and establishing a specific curriculum and lab environment tailored to the firm’s project needs immediately.
Recruiting and Training
Recruiting: We had a narrow recruiting window. SkillStorm started screening applicants as soon as the contract was executed. Instead of sourcing from the traditional recruiting channels, our in-house industry experts searched for top-tier STEM graduates from mid-tier colleges and veterans associations. Our Stormers had the foundational training required for the job and were eager to undertake a demanding 12-week training program.
Training: Our best-in-class engineers immediately began constructing and solidifying a custom Cyber curriculum and lab environment. The instructor-led, project-based training uses real-world circumstances to prepare our Stormers to begin work on day one. Our training is fast-paced and difficult. The Stormers who progress to client placement are the best of the best.
Screening and Vetting
We regularly evaluate the understanding of our training cohorts. This entails resource verification, screening, and the removal of low-performing resources. We are confident in our thorough resource training and provide our clients the option to return any resources after delivery.
Quick Stats: Results
2 Certified Cohorts
What Makes Our Stormer's Different?
In order to be deployed as billable resources, our Stormers have been vetted in both technical and soft skills, taught by our expert trainers, solved real-world problems, advanced beyond internal interviews, and successfully completed their certifications.
Our US-based Stormers are hard workers, college graduates with 4-year degrees in STEM (with many having relevant tech bootcamps), Corporate America or military experience on average of 5 years, significant passion to build, deploy, and support products, and fully upskilled to meet the exact requirements of our clients.